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Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle — one without medication or injection — inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates — the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation. Dry needling may provide relief for some muscular pain and stiffness. In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion. That’s why this method is often used to treat Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis and headaches, as well as neck, shoulder, lower back and knee pain. At Somersworth Physical Therapy, all of our therapists are certified in Dry Needling. If you or someone you know is suffering from pain, give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
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